Why do weeds persistently grow in the joints of my pavers?
This is a common question we hear and a problem that you might be encountering now that it’s early spring in Central Pennsylvania.
Misconceptions About Patio Weeds
Weeds do not grow from underground up through the pavers. Adding layers of weed barrier under the patio pavers or laying down additional stone will not eliminate your weed problem. Weeds are prolific growers, but there are a few steps you can take to keep them down.
How Weeds Grow Between Paver Joints
Almost all weeds you see growing in sidewalk or patio joints are weed seeds that have sprouted on top of the patio. Over time, dirt accumulates between the joints and acts as a planting zone where airborne seeds settle and sprout.
What To Do
Prevent dirt accumulation on top of your patio to keep weed growth down. It might be a good idea to clean paver and walkway joints with a pressure washer and sweep in new sand every three to five years.
Sealing your pavers with a suitable paver sealer will harden the sand in the joints and make it more difficult for weed seeds to sprout. A sealer will also rejuvenate your pavers’ color and enhance the overall look.
If weeds occasionally pop up, a spray weed killer can be used. Using an herbicide like RoundUp will not harm the pavers, and offers a quick solution to unsightly weeds on your patio or driveway.
Teresa Godoy Goldston
3/29/2020 01:26:41 pm
I am separate to get rid of weeds that have grown out of control due to the amount of rain in this area. Please help me to find a home made remedy to kill with wet grown.
8/24/2020 03:26:24 pm
Great tips for sure! This can definitely be a troublesome issue when the weeds grow up between the paver stones. Thanks for sharing!
9/23/2021 08:51:17 am
I want to make sure that I get my landscape put together properly. It makes sense that I would want to get a professional to put in some gravel for me. It's nice that they can help prevent weeds in the long run.
8/8/2022 07:40:12 pm
It's great that this article talked about how dirt could help grow weeds inside your patio because of its function. My mother told me yesterday that she was hoping to have a paver patio for our family to have a place for family gatherings, and she asked if I had any idea what would be the best option to do. I love this instructive article, I'll be sure to consult a trusted paver patio builder company as they can provide more information about the patio process.
9/1/2022 01:20:23 pm
Simple and straightforward solution you have here. As a local paver myself, I recommend exactly the same solution, and it works every single time.
3/21/2023 03:17:11 am
This is one of my problems in my backyard. Thanks for sharing these tips.
4/8/2023 12:33:52 pm
Such a useful post. Thanks for sharing this information!
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Weston has been working at Tussey since 2007, starting as a laborer on the crews. Today he works as a foreman on one of the crews during the landscaping season, as well as our marketing director at Tussey.